Arriving by plane to Budapest
For cheap flight searches we suggest you use http://www.skyscanner.net/, http://www.farecast.com/ or http://kayak.com/. The later two does not include European budget flights but provide more options to filter flights. For attendees coming from out of Europe, the option of coming to a major flight hub somewhere in Europe and transferring to a budget flight there might get you considerably cheaper flight prices. Read more about budget airlines at wikitravel.org
When arriving in Hungary, we suggest you arrive in Budapest (by any carrier). If you are looking up flights by carrier, those landing in Budapest are detailed on the airport website: http://bud.hu/english/flights/airlines
From the airport or Budapest city center to Szeged by train
There is direct train connection going from Budapest Airport Terminal 1 to Szeged, and you can buy train tickets inside the terminal building. Those arriving to Terminal 2 should take the bus line numbered 200 (which requires a ticket on its own), and get off at Terminal 1 to take the train. Trains are available hourly from 6:12am till 9:12pm (at the airport), originally departing from the Budapest Western Railway Station (22 minutes earlier).
A map with the two terminals and the train station, with comments on what to do. Zoom out to see both terminals!
We recommend the InterCity lines for a comforting journey. For this you must purchase a railway ticket and a seat reservation ticket specific to your train, which costs about 3500 Ft.- (~€14 and ~$23). The journey takes 2 hours. If you stay in Budapest before the conference, we recommend you to take this train at the Budapest Western Railway Station (Nyugati Pályaudvar in Hungarian).
For more information on railway departures and arrivals visit Elvira, the Hungarian State Railways online timetable.
From the airport or Budapest city center by the Drupalcon Shuttle Bus
We also provide a direct Drupalcon Shuttle Bus service from Budapest, for those, who signed up and pre-paid for the service. This is a bit more expensive then the train (it did cost 20 EUR for a one way ticket), but more comfortable and without stops throughout the journey, so it should take somewhat less time then the train. Our published timetable and more information on the bus is accessible at: http://szeged2008.drupalcon.org/blog/drupalcon-szeged-2008-shuttle-bus-timetable
By car from around Hungary
Visitors from neighboring countries will probably find it easier to come by car, especially if they can gather more people to come together or even organize their own minibus. We will try to provide some help in organizing car-sharing through Drupalcon user profiles.
Szeged is directly connected by the M5 motorway to Budapest, on which the driving time can be 1.5 hours, respecting the speed limits. You need to buy highway tickets though, see http://www.motorway.hu/engine.aspx?page=payment for more information. We would suggest this motorway, also known as E75 (spanning multiple EU countries) for people coming from the North and North-West. E68 (road 43) connects Szeged with Arad and Timisoara for people coming from South-East, and road 47 comes in from North-East.
Accommodation in Szeged
Look for accommodation options we suggest on the Hotel page.
Our venue is called the József Attila Study and Information Centre and its exact address is Szeged, Ady tér 10. or Szeged, Ady Square 10 in English. This map should help you find your way around the city. The map includes the venue, some bars and restaurants as well as all the hotels (blue markers), pensions (red markers) and youth hostels (green markers) among points of interest. We suggest you check out the larger map for a better view.